Department of Political Science

Comparative Politics at Rochester


Qualitative Data, Country Information

  • Country Background Notes U.S. Department of State

    This site contains up-to-date background notes on all countries of the world. All country background files have a political, historical and economic section and contain the name and address of the current U.S. ambassador.

  • Country Studies Online Book Archive

    This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. Although slightly outdated they provide solid historical background information.

  • Richard Kimber’s Area Links

    This page contains information on government, politics, parties and elections on a country by country basis. In addition, the site contains alphabetically ordered links to all countries, with map, link to the CIA Factbook and a link to the countries current constitution as PDF.

  • Comparative Politics Data University of Michigan

    This page contains links to important or unusual datasets useful to comparativists. Most links lead to quantitative datasets, but some also lead to detailed qualitative country information. The links are ordered alphabetically.

Quantitative Data